Victor Reader Stream First Generation Gripes

The first generation (original) version of HumanWare’s  Victor Reader Stream   portable player is great. But it has a couple shortcomings that surprised me.   Disadvantages, Problems, Cons, and Limitations Very slow USB port.  For one, its USB port behaves as, and transfers data as slowly as a USB1.1 port, even though USB 2.0 has been the standard since … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream First Generation Gripes



IPod Touch 3rd Gen Screen Lock Backlight Issue

There are two functions that the 3rd generation Apple iPod Touch Screen Lock feature provides in version 5.1.1 of iOS: Input disabled.  When the screen locks, further touch screen input is not accepted until you unlock it. Backlight extinguished.  Also, there’s a power-saving feature incorporated into this lock mechanism.  After the screen locks and goes … Continue reading IPod Touch 3rd Gen Screen Lock Backlight Issue



iPod 6th Generation Nano Review

I’ve owned the 16 GB iPod 6th Generation Nano portable media player from Apple for a few years now.  Bought it at Best Buy for $179, the standard price. Over all, I very much like the 6th generation Nano, though some of the qualities that make this version of the Nano so likeable also contribute to the difficulties … Continue reading iPod 6th Generation Nano Review



How To Copy Songs From Multiple iPods Into iTunes Library

There are free ways to   copy songs   from one or more   iPods   into your   iTunes library, even if you do not have the original copies of the music in your iTunes library.  WARNING: You’d be committing a crime by duplicating music for which you own no license for; particularly if you distribute said music to others … Continue reading How To Copy Songs From Multiple iPods Into iTunes Library



Solving WiFi Connect Problems, Victor Reader Stream, New Generation

The New Generation of the Victor Reader Stream, the second version of this already useful blind friendly talking book and media player, taps into a whole new realm of audio and textual media, from the web.  Victor Reader has now been Internet enabled, via wireless connectivity through standard WiFi.   Firmware releases since 2013, have added … Continue reading Solving WiFi Connect Problems, Victor Reader Stream, New Generation



Victor Reader Stream New Generation Daisy Player, Podcatcher, Internet Radio Review

BHumanware’s Victor Reader Stream New Generation audio book and text file reader, has some seriously extended capabilities as compared to the original Victor Reader Stream.  In short, this second generation Victor Reader e reader has been Internet enabled.  Not only can it connect to the Internet via WiFi to download new firmware updates, but it  … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream New Generation Daisy Player, Podcatcher, Internet Radio Review



Victor Reader Stream 303 eBook Reader Review

The very portable   Victor Reader 303 Stream   eBook Reader from Humanware, revolutionized high performance coupled with near micro miniaturization, when first released in around 2007.  Since then, several firmware updates have enhanced this audio book player’s stability such that now, this original version has evolved into a rock solid talking book and DAISY book player, voice recorder, and MP3 music player.  It also contains … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream 303 eBook Reader Review